1994 – Nominee – 4th Annual LA Music Awards
San Diego Rock Band, Long Beach / Hermosa Beach Rock Band, Portland Oregon Rock Band.
Once and sometimes members of the Charms include: Bill Jennings aka Rusty, Saul Koll, Pete Veloz, Jim Benham, Nick Nichols, Mark Schoonover, Greg Odell, Mike Larera, Rob Holtzman, Jerry ‘Frizzy’ Trebotic, John Argentine ‘The Lover’, Steve Rarlyleid, Fabian and producer Eddie Ashworth.
Bill “Rusty” Jennings: Vocals | Saul Koll: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Nick Nichols: Bass guitar | Jim Benham: Drums | Greg Odell: Bass guitar, Drums, Harmonica, Vocals
Inception: San Diego, 1984
“The Charms were a totally San Diego band from 1984 to 1990,” says guitarist Bill “Rusty” Jennings. “We played extensively in the area and on tour and put out three full-length CDs and a bunch of singles.”
Other Charmers have included Saul Koll, Pete Veloz, Jim Benham, Nick Nichols, Mark Schoonover, Greg Odell, Mike Larera, Rob Holtzman, Jerry “Frizzy” Trebotic, John Argentine “the Lover,” Steve Rarlyleid, and producer Eddie Ashworth.
Jennings, though no longer based in San Diego, still fronts the Charms (not to be confused with a Boston band using the same name).
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